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Twerking at a 7 y/o's Birthday

I have a beautiful Malian family who has kindly welcomed me into their homes to share meals, and festivals, and holidays, and have taken me in as their “Albino Malian.” The N’Daou family has been a welcoming presence here in Bamako and a reminder of how family is family no matter where you are in the world. 336 more words

Thoughts On Mali

settling in

With almost three weeks in Bamako under our belts now, we are beginning to feel settled in a deeper way. This foreign place with new languages and ways of being is slowly becoming our new normal. 602 more words

Mali seeks answers after deadly hotel siege -- UN workers among the dead

A burned vehicle in front of the Hotel Byblos in Sevare on August 8, 2015

BAMAKO (AFP) – Malian authorities Sunday sought to identify the perpetrators of a hotel siege in the central town ofSevare that ended with the deaths of at least 12 people including five UN workers.No one has yet claimed responsibility for the assault, which began early Friday when gunmen burst into the Hotel Byblos, which is frequented by expatriates. 246 more words

views from the bus

We are one week into our lives in Bamako, and luckily we’ve spent loads of time being carted around from one place to the next by our school. 359 more words

Islamists Kill Six In Mali Hotel Attack

At least six people have been killed, and several others taken hostage, following an Islamist attack at a hotel in central Mali. 324 more words